"NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - APRIL 01:  Black Girls Rock! Founder, Beverly Bond speaks onstage at Black Girls Rock! 2016 on April 1, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/BET/Getty Images for BET)"

Learn More About Black Girls Rock!

The origins of the show point to the Black Girls Rock! non-profit organization, which has been thrusting young women to success every year. Read about it here.

Published April 15, 2016

Created in 2006 by celebrity DJ, entrepreneur and executive producer, Beverly Bond, BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ is a multifaceted movement and award show dedicated to elevating the narratives of Black women and shining a light on the nexus of achievements of women of color whose contributions often go under the radar in mainstream media. In 2010, Bond partnered with

BET to televise the acclaimed BLACK GIRLS ROCK! awards show to share its empowering message on a worldwide stage. Now in its 10th year, the multifaceted BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards reaches a global audience and is the recipient of two NAACP Image Awards and a Gracie Award. In addition to the award show, Beverly Bond also founded Black Girls Rock! Inc., the 501(c)3 nonprofit arm of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! movement.

The organization focuses on positive identity development and mentors girls ages 13-17 through arts, education, technology, cultural literacy, civic engagement and leadership. For additional information on BLACK GIRLS ROCK! ™ visit http://www.blackgirlsrock.com.